Engine Assembly

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by hiennhan100, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. hiennhan100

    hiennhan100 New Member

    I pulled my intake and heads about 10 months ago. I kept the car in the garage and the motor in the engine bay and covered it with several old bedsheets and a blue tarp from Harbor Freight. My concern is the dust that collected in the lifter valley, lifters and camshaft.

    Any advice on cleaning before reassembly? Should I pull all the lifters and clean them? If so, how or with what? Am I overthinking this?
     
  2. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    IS there dust you can see?
    Or are you just assuming theres dust?
    If theres nothing you can see, just put it back together:D
     
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  3. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    I say get it going and change your oil after 500 miles.
     
  4. chris lee

    chris lee Gold Level Contributor

    I usually buy a gallon of lacquer thinner, remove the drain plug and pour it in the valley it will dry fast, then before installing the intake will pour a couple quarts of oil over the same way then prime the engine before starting.
     
  5. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    It will be fine, wouldn't worry about. If you want pull the lifters and squirt some lubriplate grease in the lifter bores and then coat the lifters
     
  6. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Sounds like you're going overkill, but if you do decide to pull the lifters and clean them, make sure they go back in the exact same location.
     
  7. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Caterpillar yellow?? Chrome valve covers add a nice touch too... ws

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